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Coral Reef Watch Homepage and Near-Real-Time Product Portal Coral Reef Watch Satellite Monitoring NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program's satellite data provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching , where corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and partial mortality become likely, and the entire colony may die. Continuous monitoring of sea surface temperature at global scales provides researchers and stakeholders with tools to understand and better manage the complex interactions leading to coral bleaching. The Coral Reef Watch mission is to utilize remote sensing and in situ tools for near-real-time and long term monitoring, modeling and reporting of physical environmental conditions of coral reef ecosystems. Coral Reef Watch is part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS).

Satellite Events Art Gallery: Cyclones Satellite Gallery / Extratropical Cyclones / Perfect Storm 1991 / SAA / Help An enormous extratropical low is creating havoc along the entire Eastern Atlantic Seaboard in this infrared image at 1200 UTC (0700 EST) on October 30, 1991. Labelled the "perfect storm" by the National Weather Service, the storm sank the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail, whose story became the basis for the currently best-selling novel "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger. Event Discussion The Perfect Storm Conditions at the Time of the Image The color-enhanced infrared image of 1200 UTC October 30, 1991 depicts a monster storm off the Eastern Seaboard, which was described by the National Weather Service as the "perfect storm." History of the Storm Late October and November are months with weather in rapid transition in the eastern U.S. On October 28, 1991, a extratropical cyclone developed along a cold front which had moved off the Northeast coast of the U.S. 65 Knot Winds/ 39 Foot Wave Heights Top of Page

NASA Earth Observatory : Home Weather Forecast - Haverhill, MA - Local & Long Range Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, April 13, 2014 A cold frontal boundary will extend across the Great Basin, the Intermountain West, the central Plains and the upper Midwest on Sunday, while a ridge of high pressure will build over the eastern Pacific. A low pressure system is forecast to develop to the lee of the Rockies over the central Plains on Sunday. This system will interact with a warm, muggy air mass from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing strong to severe thunderstorms to the central third of the country. Severe thunderstorms will be possible over a handful of states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, bringing a chance of flash floods to the middle and upper Mississippi Valley. A separate wave of low pressure will inch across the Great Basin and the Intermountain West on Sunday, as a mixture of rain and snow is expected over the Rockies. High pressure over the eastern Pacific will keep conditions mostly clear across the West Coast.

Data @ NASA GISS: Datasets and Images Weatherbase Climate without isterics State of the Climate | Global Analysis | February 2010 Contents of this Section: Global Highlights The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for February 2010 was 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average of 12.1°C (53.9°F). Please Note: The data presented in this report are preliminary. ==global-temps-errata== Introduction Temperature anomalies for February 2010 and December 2009 - February 2010 are shown on the dot maps below. February The combined global land and ocean surface temperature for February 2010 was the sixth warmest February since records began in 1880. Across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, a moderate-to-strong El Niño continued during February 2010. Meanwhile, the worldwide land surface temperature tied with 1992 as the 14th warmest February on record, with an anomaly of 0.75°C (1.35°F) above average. The February 2010 average temperature across China was -2.1°C (28.2°F), which is 0.7°C (1.3°F) above the 1971-2000 average, according to Beijing Climate Center (BCC). Season (December-February) The [ top ]